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Pocket Guide: Edinburgh Merchiston Hotels
Merchiston is a walkable, family-friendly neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the parks, while others visit for the local theater. Choose one of Merchiston's hotels and explore the area around Edinburgh with ease.
Sightseeing around Merchiston
The area's storied past is told through the monuments and historic sites, while local museums and theaters add a sense of refinement. Study the collections at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Dean Gallery, or Royal Scots Regimental Museum. You can check out the local talent at King's Theatre, Usher Hall, and Edinburgh Corn Exchange. Monuments like St. Mary's Episcopal Cathederal, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and Greyfriar's Bobby honor the area. Swing by Georgian House, Edinburgh Castle, and Gladstone's Land to learn about local history. Be sure to get some family photos at Edinburgh Zoo, Royal Commonwealth Pool, and Omni Centre Edinburgh.
You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. You can take some time to enjoy the outdoors at The Meadows, Princes Street Gardens, and Royal Botanic Garden. At Beecraigs Country Park, take some time to really appreciate nature. You won't be disappointed visiting other sights like Tynecastle Stadium, Murrayfield Stadium, or Carlton Cricket Club.
Some of the most popular attractions in the area include Greyfriars Kirk, St. Giles' Cathedral, and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. You can also head to Royal Lyceum Theatre, National War Museum, and Charlotte Square.
Getting around Merchiston
Edinburgh (EDI) is the closest major airport, 5.6 miles (9 km) from Merchiston.